Nursing homes offer quality care to elderly residents who cannot care for themselves and whose families cannot care for them. However, there is a dark side to nursing homes that so many people often overlook. Many residents are subjected to neglect and elder abuse, which affects millions of Americans each year. Older adults experience physical ailments, cognitive decline, or may not even report abuse by their caretakers because they are either unaware that they are being abused or are too afraid to speak up. No one should ever have to go through this.
While people are not reporting elder abuse as often as they should, anyone who has experienced abuse by someone in a nursing home has recourse. Learn more about how a lawsuit can help an older adult get the justice they deserve.